Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility (ADB-51322-001)

  • South Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Nepal
  • Sri Lanka
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Dec 1, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
  • Infrastructure
  • Technical Cooperation
  • Water and Sanitation
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 8, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 25, 2018

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Project Description
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According to the bank website, the proposed project will provide project preparation support and capacity building, strengthen due diligence, and increase project readiness to a series of ensuing projects identified in the country operations business plans, 2018 -2020 for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Initially, the TA will support (i) BAN: Ganges Kobadak Irrigation Modernization Project; (ii) BAN: Rural Infrastructure Maintenance Program; (iii) BAN: Market and Value Chain Infrastructure Development Project; (iv) BHU - Bhutan Integrated Irrigated Agriculture Development Project; (v) NEP: Mechanized Irrigation Innovation Project; (vi) NEP: Preparation of Priority River Basins Flood Risk Management Project; (vii) NEP: Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project Additional Financing; (viii) NEP: Nepal Rural Connectivity Improvement Project; and (ix) SRI: Mahaweli Water Security Investment Program. These projects are all in the rural sector and require similar due diligences. The TA facility approach is suitable as it will (i) enhance project preparation efficiency and improve readiness for projects that have limited processing resources; (ii) reap important synergies from working with the same team of consultants, including reducing lengthy tendering processes and improving knowledge transference; and (iii) strengthen coordination. Overall, this TA will reduce transaction costs through minimizing the need for stand-alone transaction TAs.

The TA will also provide capacity building support to ongoing projects, initially supporting the Irrigation Management Improvement Project. The ongoing projects are suffering from weak project implementation capacity and require similar technical specialist support to ensure project sustainability. The TA will only support projects that are listed in the country operations business plans.

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Responsible ADB Officer Marsh, Suzanne
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines


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